This Plug-in exposes Java Regular Expression string manipulation capabilities as Appian Functions. Very useful for validation rules and data manipulation on interactive SAIL forms.
Key Features & Functionality
Regex Flags supported:
What would it take to have also processing of groups?
Especially for replacements?
Can we move this plugin to be compatible with other modern languages?
I have been limited on this with my last 3 projects.
Adding groups has been on my radar for a little while now, and I would like to get them added in the future. Unfortunately, I don't have a timeline on that for you at the moment. As for the modern languages, what are you looking for as far as that's concerned?
Grouped sub-expressions and reference of them in regex is a very crucial functionality. I need it for regexSearch(). Without it, that call is pretty useless. I get back the entire matched string including the pattern and not just the grouped subexpressions. Trying to parse the result matched string using extract() and other string functions is very difficult, especially when there are so many variations of the string I have to parse for.
Maybe my memory fails me. But, I could have sworn I've used regex plugin back in 2011 and 2015 where I did get back grouped sub-expressions in my regex search.
Is there any way you can make this a higher priority item?
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